Though released last year, the Motorola Droid X remains well-loved by those who own one. It was a popular phone during its time, although newer and more power Motorola phones have taken over its place. Can such an “old” phone still enjoy the latest and greatest release of Android? Apparently so.
Disappointed by the lack of developer attention to creating an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Motorola Droid X, a developer has decided to take matter into his own hands and whip up an ICS-based ROM for the Motorola Droid X. The ROM is called EncounterICS X and is a creation of firstEncounter, a member on the RootzWiki forums. The ROM is based on Android 4.0.1 and is still in continuous development, so there are still numerous rough edges.
For now, however, the following features are already working in the ROM:
If you have the boldness for a hacking adventure and if you understand the risks involved, you can flash EncounterICS X ROM to your Motorola Droid X. You’re going to need to root your Droid X first. Check out “How to Root Your Droid X Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread” for some tips on how to do that. Thereafter, you can easily flash the ROM in recovery mode. As usual, make sure you make backups first before you try flashing the ROM to your phone.
As has been mentioned, this ROM is still buggy, so don’t expect everything to work perfectly. There are several known bugs with workarounds. Here are some of the known bugs and their respective workarounds:
As you can see, installing this ROM to the Droid X is not for the faint of heart, nor will it be a breeze for those with no rooting or flashing experience. Have you tried putting ICS on your Droid X? How did it go?
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Excellent, dev community is really working hard.
They should be paid for there work, they have done a lot for us, I have 3 androids and they all have custom roms thanks to them.
Great rom! Installed quickly with clock work mod recovery. The only issue i’m having is that the camera no longer works. I tried restarting but that didn’t help. Hopefully the next update will solve the issue.
The camera is one thing that currently does NOT work with this rom. Heard the developer is working on it, though.
Hope the camera thing gets fixed anyone have a fix for this? I also heard the speaker doesn’t work while on calls…dealbreaker.
Awesome, has been very stable for me all day. Skype isn’t working, but I can wait. THANKS!
Works well, except the android market doesnt show up, and there for cant download any apps. Please help someone
Nevermind. Forgot to install the gapps.zip file.
i got ics up and going fairly pain free. it barely moves though. when i try and doing anything such as start a different application, change screens anything i get a message xxxxx is not responding do you want to close it or wait. pretty unusable at this point but hoping today is better than last night when it was loaded
I grabbed another copy of ROM and went through the process again. Things are running much better now. I am charging things now but am hoping the battery does better now that things are running better. I need a bit better than 2 hours on a charge. I have not loaded too many of the apps i generally use trying to see how the battery turns out first.
i tried this,and at step 8 it just says –Install/sdcard…
Finding update package…
Opening update package..
.E:signature verification failed
im getting this also… why?
I got the same message. please help
alright guys its been a month but i just got on here. if anyone is continuing to have this problem its more than likely because you selected “install update.zip”. simply pull battery, restart phone go back to clockword mod and manually select the ics.zip from your sd card when prompted.
I’m still having this issue. I’ve tried clockword mod too
I got it to work. I used Rom Manager and was able to disable the signature verificatation and it worked.
got the same message, help! i can do?
Nvm…it shows that the files are currupt
still cant get my market to download apps need help!!
i tried both adb and terminal emulator none worked all that came up from terminal emulator was  and a random set of 4 numbers ive tried both in SU and regular none worked as for adb the same please help!!
For some reason it can’t find my mobile Network? any suggestions?
I followed all of the steps but when I choose install from sd card and choose the correct zip all that happens is it says installation aborted. Any help? Thanks in advanced.
Works fine minus the little things. tried it I give it a 6 out of 10 @ this point. Ill just stick w/ liquid gb v3.2 other than that love the new features. If the camera was working I just might utilize the ICS rom.
for all you having problems. it says in the paragraph above it that you “You’re going to need to root your Droid X first.” those are the exact words off the page…
If they’re already running other roms I believe they know that already.
So is the wifi also include tether?
Worked like a charm after I did a clean .602 .sbf, updated to .605, rooted, and installed bootstrap and Rom Manager. I also re-downloaded ICSX and Gapps. I can’t believe it worked on my second try! Good stuff!
Rooted my phone but when i restart the phone i dont get a notification light?
easy way = hold power + home key. youll see a little android with an exclamation point. hit search button. boom. clockwork mod
I followed the steps perfectly, twice and have bricked my phone twice! I’ll stick with my Liberty3 gold rom!
Is there a way to go back to gingerbread?
Do u have knowledge on sbf … ut allows u to go back to stock..
super users doesnt let me put a custom recorvry >w<
i never got the blue led notification light ..what do y have to do?
i dont have network signal!! what should i do?
My droid x hangs on the Motorola logo after flashing EncounterICS
How can I start from the recovery mod after rooting. According to the instruction I have to press down Vol when a blue led light shows up. No such light shows. I have the ICS files on my sd card but I cannot start from the recovery mode. I am using droid X. Any help please.
you have to make a “Root” before doing this for the ice cream sandwich and please also need to know if I have to download all three encounterics and Google Apps Help me!
google apps link off